The vision of this book is to engage readers in a debate on how we see HR as a function and profession here and now, how we see the practice and the practitioner. The intent is to reflect on what we are seeing, hearing and experiencing about the function in an inclusive fashion. This book offers a practitioner’s take to human resources management as a profession and function keeping in mind the most current and contemporary practices, problems and perspectives in India. The book is meant for young professionals, students and practitioners in the field of HRM. The book truly reflects HRM as it is practiced today with stories of places (organizational case studies) where it is at its best. Shorn of all theory, this book raises and answers questions such as given the rapid advancement in the profession, should the term HR be redefined?  Why does the quality of the function depend so much on the way it is positioned within the organisation? What shapes a CEO’s attitude towards HR? What are the big demands on HR today and in times to come? How does one advance in HR? Written by practitioners with first-hand HR experience, HR Here and Now is a thought-provoking book set firmly in the Indian context.

Through the Eyes of the Beholder
Through the eyes of the beholder

Produced by General Electric Theatre and aired in 1953 was the episode ‘The Eye of the Beholder’,1 starring Richard Conte and Martha Vickers.

Containing all of the drama of a murder mystery, this video portrays how five people perceive Michael Gerard, a painter, during a 12-hour period. One sees him as a ‘lady's man’, another as a ‘good boy’, the third as insane, the fourth as a gangster and the fifth as a murderer.

Produced as a television serial, this has perhaps emerged as the single most powerful, popular and educative video to illustrate the subject of perception and more specifically how our percep- tions can easily be influenced by our beliefs based on ...

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